Birmingham deducted nine points by EFL over financial rule breaches

(Reuters) - Championship side Birmingham City were on Friday handed a nine-point deduction by the English Football League (EFL) for a breach of its profitability and sustainability rules.

PSG's Neymar charged for 'insulting' referee in Man United defeat

(Reuters) - Paris St Germain forward Neymar has been charged for "insulting and/or molesting" the referee following his post-game rant after the French side were knocked out of the Champions League last 16 by Manchester United, UEFA said on Friday.

'Spanish press want to kill me', says Courtois after difficult week

(Reuters) - Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois claims he is receiving unfair treatment in Spain for a difficult first season at the club and defended his abilities after making an embarrassing error in Belgium's Euro 2020 qualifier with Russia on Thursday.

Italy may discuss staging Serie A match in China

MILAN (Reuters) - Italian football leaders could discuss staging a Serie A match in China when they meet officials from the Asian country this weekend, sources close to the matter told Reuters on Friday.

Unfair to Solskjaer if he does not get Man United job, says Berbatov

(Reuters) - Manchester United must provide clarity on caretaker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's future and reward him with a permanent role at the club for turning their season around and providing a measure of stability, former striker Dimitar Berbatov said.

Malaysia beat Philippines 3-0 in AFC U-23 Championship Qualifiers

SHAH ALAM: Malaysia kicked off their AFC U-23 Championship Qualifiers with a win.

Ex-Newcastle Under-23s coach Beardsley charged over alleged insults

(Reuters) - Former Newcastle United Under-23s coach Peter Beardsley has been charged by the English Football Association (FA) over alleged abusive and/or insulting words towards the club's junior players, the FA said on Friday.

Hateboer called up to Dutch squad to replace Tete

ROTTERDAM (Reuters) - Atalanta defender Hans Hateboer has been drafted into the Netherlands squad for Sunday's Euro 2020 qualifier against Germany in place of Kenny Tete, who played for just 20 seconds against Belarus on Thursday before suffering a hamstring injury.

Stuani double seals win over Uzbekistan

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Uruguay will face Thailand in the final of the China Cup on Tuesday after Oscar Tabarez's side handed Uzbekistan a 3-0 defeat in the friendly tournament's semi-finals in Nanning on Friday.

Falcao penalty for Colombia earns Queiroz debut win over Japan

TOKYO (Reuters) - Colombia's record goalscorer Radamel Falcao scored from the penalty spot to defeat Japan 1-0 on Friday and hand new coach Carlos Queiroz a victory in his first game.